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Nikolai Gogol Quotes and Sayings

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We ought to thank God for that.
Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any.
- Nikolai Gogol

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
- Nikolai Gogol

Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views,
you'll be left without bread and without views.
- Nikolai Gogol

The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil.
- Nikolai Gogol

 

It's the most righteous, which of course is not the
same thing as the most profitable.
- Nikolai Gogol

Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.
- Nikolai Gogol

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
- Nikolai Gogol

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The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer,
nobler, higher, and more moral...
Agriculture should be at the basis of everything.
That's my idea.
- Nikolai Gogol

You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
- Nikolai Gogol

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven,
some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
- Nikolai Gogol

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful.
Beauty will come of its own accord.
- Nikolai Gogol

There are certain words which are nearer and dearer
to a man than any others.
- Nikolai Gogol

They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man.
Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous
farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
- Nikolai Gogol

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
- Kin Hubbard

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever ought to be, can be.
- James Rouse

Power ought to serve as a check to power.
- Charles de Secondat

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Love may be or it may not, but where it is,
it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
- Honore de Balzac

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
- Langston Hughes

Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have;
that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
- Ernest Holmes

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

One cannot have everything the way he would like it.
A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment,
anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even.
- Mark Twain

There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against
the folly of its possessors.
- William Graham Sumner

So people ought to be free to leave here,
but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home.
- Bill Janklow

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may
return to better thinking.
- Phaedrus

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp,
the small child, the dog owned by other people,
and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
- Chanakya

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

I do not know whether there are gods,
but there ought to be.
- Diogenes

But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse,
that we may work him according to nature.
- William Cavendish

The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought
to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence.
That's what antitrust is all about.
- Charles James

And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools.
We ought to expand choices for parents.
- John Engler

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can always find something to be thankful for,
and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful
for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
- Albert Barnes

I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to
me it ought to be more restrained,
purer.
- Johannes Brahms

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle,
so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
- Raymond Chandler

What do I owe to my times, to my country,
to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions
which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.
- Henry Lawson

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage.
They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
- Marilyn Monroe

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up,
but crime is going down.
- Jack Valenti

We need to continue to make the case that Michigan
is where you ought to be.
- Jennifer Granholm

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly.
Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
- Paul Cezanne

It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.
- Barney Frank

True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will,
and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.
- Jonathan Edwards

There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk,
but I think they ought to be proud of it.
- James Weldon Johnson

The law, in our case, seems to make the right;
and the very reverse ought to be done -
the right should make the law.
- Maria Edgeworth

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
- Harry Essex

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults
of thoughts on the unthinking.
- John Maynard Keynes

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university,
ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds
it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
- James Madison

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning;
the first Lessons,
therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject.
- Eliza Haywood

Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and
relentless in her effort to make others as good as
she thinks they ought to be.
- Emma Goldman

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn,
and that which he will have the most need to know.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

In the unrest of the masses I augur great good.
It is by their realizing that their condition of life
is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.
- Leland Stanford


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